Four Panel Helm
This type of helmet is sometimes called a norman helm or a spangen helm. But in this case it was actually the test run for a larger project. I plan to make an exact replica of Theoden’s armor from the lord of the rings for my personal collection and I wanted to practice on some cheap material before I committed to a larger project. The Panels oare 20 gauge steel, the strapping is alluminum and the skirt is hand-tooled vegetan leather.
4 Dished Panels
Lining Up the Panels
This holds the four panels together indefinitely. I used pop rivets but in the future I plan to do peened rivets. Stronger.
Pig leather lined with rayon for extra strength.
Pop Riveting the Suspension Lining
Suspension Lining Added
I made a stamp from metal and apoxie sculpt to get that exact pattern. Turns out the pattern is incorrect, but still pretty.
Added leather Skirt
Had I decided to finish this project (I wouldn’t have knowing I could do a better job) There would have been cheak plates and an occular piece.